This film brings about the importance of cherishing life and living to your fullest capabilities. Benjamin had a condition where he was born old and as he got older, he was actually getting younger. I find it intriguing for somebody to live their life backwards from everyone else. Did Benjamin feel that his life was better being old first and then dying young. Was there more advantages to living this way? Benjamin was able to adventure more and explore the world unlike most people when they get older. He traveled to different countries and sailed the seas and really got to see what was out there in the world. Age is considered a constricting factor in life because most people when they get older, often forget their youth and how outgoing and free they once were before their age took tole on their bodies.